A small Dingyao carved bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate $5,000 – $7,000. Price Realized $27,500. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
The bowl has deep, rounded sides and is raised on a small, circular foot. The interior is carved with a graceful, leafy stem bearing a large flower below the unglazed rim. The bowl is covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory tone that continues over the foot onto the flat base. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam.
Notes: A very similar carved Dingyao bowl of slightly larger size (10 cm.) is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 1, London, 1994, pp. 204-5, no. 361.
Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.